Soursop

Soursop
Soursop

Soursop, also known as guanabana, is a large, green tropical fruit from South America often used in beverages and ice creams, but it also hapens to be incredibly beneficial for your health. It's often touted as a cure for cancer, and while that it isn't exactly true, research has shown that soursop can slow the growth of cancer cells or make them more susceptible to anti-cancer drugs. This fruit can be hard to come by in the continental U.S., but its frozen pulp or juice can be found in various markets.

Selection Process

Most easily found in juice form, you can find guanabana juice in the ethnic section of most major grocery stores. Fresh soursop can be bought online and the fruit should be dark green with numerous fleshy spines on the surface.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup, pulp (225.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 148.5

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.7g 1.0%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.6%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 31.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 37.9g 12.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.4g 29.7%

Sugars 30.5g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 2.3g

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 77.3%
Calcium 3.2% Iron 7.5%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.6%
Vitamin K 1.1% Thiamin 10.5%
Riboflavin 6.6% Niacin 10.1%
Vitamin B-6 6.6% Folate 7.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 5.7%
Phosphorus 6.1% Magnesium 11.8%
Zinc 1.5% Selenium 1.9%
Copper 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.